HOW PROFESSORS THINK

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Harvard University Press, 2010 - Education - 330 pages
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Everyone in academia stresses quality. But what exactly is it, and how do professors identify it? Michèle Lamont observed deliberations for fellowships and research grants, and interviewed panel members at length. In How Professors Think, she reveals what she discovered about this secretive, powerful, peculiar world. Lamont aims to illuminate the confidential process of evaluation and to push the gatekeepers to both better understand and perform their role.

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Review: How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment

User Review  - Rdt - Goodreads

This book is smart and thorough but written in a very accessible style. My recent experience with non-fiction books is that they are either dumbed down for a general audience or written in an obtuse ... Read full review

Review: How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment

User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Don't read this if you are thinking you will learn something about how professors think. Title is a misnomer. This is a very specific book about a study of peer-review in terms of how faculty look at ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Michèle Lamont is Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

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